Manic Street Preachers

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2014 (The 2015 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
The Holy Bible (1994)
This is My Truth Tell Me Yours (1998)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (1998)

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Will Manic Street Preachers be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


13 comments so far (post your own)

No band since The Smiths had an effect on the British landscape like the Manics. The band took The Clash's politics and mixed with a Guns 'N Roses swagger and turned the U.K. on its head. Even after their "leader," Richey Edwards, disappeared, the band managed to achieve even greater success.

Posted by Maniacal Manic on Saturday, 02.10.07 @ 00:33am

They're a good band, but probably won't get in, unfortunatly.

Posted by vlaar on Friday, 05.4.07 @ 14:56pm

released ALOT of shit music and iit was never the smae after richie left

Posted by liam on Friday, 08.31.07 @ 10:57am

SATT as the essentail album? does no one monitor Audioscrobbler?

Posted by liam on Monday, 10.22.07 @ 14:05pm

Audisocrobbler only manages play counts; it does not have the "essential album" feature. This site seems to simply be taking the most-played album according to the data and calling it the "essential" one. It's a process that doesn't always work.

Posted by William on Monday, 10.22.07 @ 16:35pm

William, I actually think that a "top album" is given to every artist, then the editor of FRH changes "top" to "essential" for artists they feel deserve it (else how would J&MC have essential if it was solely down to sales?)

For the Manics, I recommend "The Holy Bible", "Everything Must Go" and/or "Gold Against the Soul" rather than their recent pile of precocious dirge.

Posted by liam on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 10:11am

SO, what do you regulars all think of Manic Street Preachers, both in terms of liking and the Hall?

Posted by liam on Tuesday, 01.15.08 @ 15:15pm

I love Manics, but I don't believe they will be in, and maybe rightfully so. Their last albums are nice stuff, enjoyable, I love to sing along to them and all, but it's not really HoF, it's just good pop-rock.

Posted by FNT on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 07:02am

They're huge in Britain but like The Smiths they've never had much success in the U.S. and since the HoF seems to be more of an American thing they probably won't get inducted for a long time. One of the best bands of all time though.

Posted by Kyle on Tuesday, 11.3.09 @ 22:15pm

I dunno, Bradfield's voice makes my skin crawl. A bit of a poor man's Freddy Mercury. The music and lyrics are fine though.

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 06.2.10 @ 13:12pm

This band may be well known in Britain, but I still find them underrated in that not many people realise just how brilliant they are. I mean, The Holy Bible is not an easy album to get into, but it's a work of pure genius. It's easily one of the finest albums of the 90s. And even their worst albums are filled with moments of joy. I have a Spotify playlist consisting of more than 100 of their tracks, all of which I genuinely liked and added individually whilst exploring their discography, and I'm a music snob!

Posted by James on Wednesday, 05.30.12 @ 19:08pm

Haven't got further than through Everything Must Go, but those first four represent a truly brilliant and diverse body of work. Even over here they're still underrated to some degree, and their lack of Stateside success is a travesty; bad timing I guess. Not really a HOF band though.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 18:59pm

Best British band of the 90s (with all due respect to Pulp and Suede). They were the adults in the room who rendered the Oasis v. Blur bitchslapfest trivial and irrelevant.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 01.8.13 @ 09:43am

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